Join Date: Sep 2011
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Yes thieawin , you are right but even with best intentions to comply with residency laws , there can be some surprises with seemingly illogical restrictions .
Another poster already mentioned that some countries will not allow importation/registration of RHD vehicles .
And in my case , before emigrating I actually bought LHD vehicle in the UK with intention to legalise it in Croatia , only to find out that they would not allow this for vehicles more than seven years old - it was a few months older than 7 years , low mileage , perfect condition but it would not even be accepted for technical inspection because the rule says 7 years , no further discussion .
Yes , I should have thoroughly checked everything beforehand , assume nothing !
I expect that there were/are other similar impractical restrictions facing expats in other EU countries , harmonisation of rules is far from complete . In the meantime , you do your best .
Anyhow , that is all history for me now .
End of story is that I am legal with minimum insurance .